R2.5 billion (USD189 million or €160 million)
The project intends to develop a circa 154 million litres per annum fuel grade bioethanol plant, in Bothaville, in the Free State Province. The plant feedstock is grain sorghum and the production methodology involves a process utilising grain milling through starch conversion to sucrose as well as fermentation and drying that ultimately culminates in the production of saleable bioethanol.
|Location||Bothaville, Free State|
|Project Development Stage||Financial Close|
|NEF Investment to Date||R61.75 million (USD4.6 million or €3.9 million)|
|Project Promoter||Mabele Fuels Pty Ltd|
|Projected Financial Close Requirement||R2.5 billion (USD189 million or €160 million)|
|Jobs Created||16 700|